Chusheng Cai

Cai Chusheng (蔡楚生, 1906-1968) was a pre-Communist Chinese cinema director best known for his avant-garde work in the 1930s. Cai Chusheng was later repressed harshly and killed during the Cultural Revolution.

Cai Chusheng Filmography


Poster for the movie "Lian hua jiao xiang qu"

Lian hua jiao xiang qu

“Lianhua Symphony” – a small collection, consisting of eight short films shot in 1937 by young filmmakers Shanghai Lianhua Film Company.

Poster for the movie "Song of the Fishermen"

Song of the Fishermen

The story is about a fisherman’s family living near to Shanghai. In the beginning, twin babies are born, a boy and a girl. Their growing-up is briefly sketched, and their friendship with “young master”, a boy from rich family about their age.

Poster for the movie "The Spring River Flows East"

The Spring River Flows East

30’s China. The village of a poor family is taken over by the occupying Japanese army. One son, Zhongliang, leaves his wife and young son to join a medic group for the Chinese Army. The other son, Zhangmin goes into hiding to protect his family. The focus shifts back and forth from the brothers’ parents and Zhongliang’s wife and son to Zhongliang’s newfound life of luxury in a town not too far away. The plight … Read more